2012 Nutrition Report released by the CDC

The CDC has released its Second Nutrition Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population.

The report covers 58 biochemical indicators- measurements of specific substances in people’s blood and urine and shows the actual levels of nutrition indicators in the general population.

CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences at the National Center for Environmental Health measured these indicators in blood and urine samples collected from participants in CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

The Second Nutrition Report provides:

  • Rates of nutrient deficiencies
  • Reference information for scientists and doctors to detect high or low nutrient levels in people
  • A look at nutrient levels over time to detect trends of health significance
  • An evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions to improve the nutrition  status of the population
  • The nutrition  status of specific populations for nutrient deficiencies

Access the report and additional resources here.

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